Proving once again that they can do a lot more than just fitting Wranglers with winches, Mopar announced the launch of a new Dodge Challenger Drag Pak turnkey dragster with the choice of two Gen III HEMI engines, including a supercharged 354-cubic-inch and a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch.
Whichever engine you go for, your Challenger Drag Pak will be qualified to compete in national drag racing series such as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The new Drag Pak features a race-prepped automatic transmission, Mopar K-Member and suspension geometry, with double adjustable compression and rebound struts, Strange Engineering 4-inch solid axle with 9-inch aluminum third member, 40-spline gun drilled axles, shocks with adjustable compression and rebound and an anti-roll bar.
Other highlights of the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak include a redesigned full roll cage fabricated to NHRA specifications, 15-inch front and rear lightweight wheel, and Hoosier drag radials 28” in diameter up front and 30” out back. Pricing starts at $99,426 for the 426 model and $109,354 for the supercharged 354.
“We are extremely pleased with the results obtained during our testing,” said Dale Aldo, Mopar Motorsports Marketing Manager. “In the first runs the new Drag Pak ran consistently in the eights (eight-second range) while improving times at the 60-ft. mark and also performing very well in the quarter mile. Once our customers get the car on the track, we feel it’s going to be a clear winner.”